New trade fits for Derrick Williams
October, 31, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
Just a week after Minnesota exercised the fourth-year option on Derrick Williams, guaranteeing the former No. 2 overall pick $6.3 million in 2014-15, Wednesday's season-opener presented the first chance for everyone to see how much of a role Williams would play on this year's Timberwolves team.
Leading up to the game, many wondered if by shedding 20 pounds over the offseason Williams would become a more vital part of the rotation at small forward, even if in a bench role behind Corey Brewer. Shockingly, though, Williams didn't even get in the game. How frustrated was he by that, and how could his new contract affect his value on the trade market this season? Lets take a look.